sporting goods

Players are vying to win the FIFA 2018 World Cup.

Fashion Scoops

World Cup Merchandise Sales a Battleground for Nike and Adidas

Markdowns aren’t necessarily needed given the World Cup’s popularity and to-the-end-of-the-earth kind of fans.

clock June 26, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Smith Optics Introduce Smart Ski Goggles Through Rental Program

Skiers can track their speed, weather conditions and distance to various ski lifts with the help of Smith’s new smart ski goggles.

clock December 28, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

Biaggio Ali Walsh with a female model in the new Sprayground ad campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Sprayground Recruits Biaggio Ali Walsh for Ads, Opens Pop-up Shop in Times Square

Muhammad Ali’s grandson Biaggio Ali Walsh is modeling in a new campaign for Sprayground, which has also opened a pop-up store in Times Square.

clock November 20, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

The 2XU flagship in Hong Kong.

Retail

Exclusive: Australian Sportswear Brand 2XU to Open 50 China Stores

The expansion over three years is with a new joint venture partner GXG.

clock November 1, 2017Tiffany Ap

Lotto "Life's" spring 2018 collection

Sportswear

Lotto Introduces New ‘Life’s’ Brand

The new label includes apparel and footwear for an active lifestyle.

clock September 28, 2017Alessandra Turra

Billie Jean King

People

Fifteen Minutes With Billie Jean King

While attending the U.S. Open on Wednesday, the tennis legend reflected on advancements in athletics and women’s rights, ahead of a biopic celebrating her Battle of the Sexes triumph.

clock August 31, 2017Misty White Sidell

Foray is a new direct-to-consumer golf collection.

Markets

Former Victoria’s Secret Executive Starts Foray Golf to Sell Direct to Consumers

To give the label a fashion edge, model Agnes Sokolowska was recently shot wearing Foray by Marcelo Krasilcic and styled by Joanne Blades.

clock June 12, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

Half of Burberry's former flagship location will go to Pure.

Business Features

Hong Kong Landlords Chasing Ath-leisure and Wellness Brands

The trend is exhibited by the fact that yoga brand Pure is moving into half of Burberry’s space in Pacific Place mall.

clock May 22, 2017Tiffany Ap

Nike’s 2016 track and field footwear collection is done in shades of Nike Volt and hyper pink to create a visual blurr in motion.

Technology

Nike’s New Patent Could Mark the Rise of Ath-Denim

The athletic multinational got its first denim patent this week.

clock April 21, 2017Kali Hays

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Sports Direct Buys Bankrupt Eastern Outfitters With $30 Million Credit Bid

The English sports retailer scooped up Eastern’s assets for little more than an assumption of debt.

clock April 20, 2017Kali Hays

Gracie Carvahlo wearing designs from her collaboration with Marshawn Lynch's Beast Mode label.

Fashion Scoops

Marshawn Lynch Recruits Model Gracie Carvalho for Thai Boxing-Inspired Collaboration for Beast Mode Label

Model Gracie Carvalho “doesn’t know” whether her new collaborator Marshawn Lynch plans to return to the NFL, after retiring last year.

clock March 30, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Mandatory Credit: Photo by Paul Sancya/AP/REX/Shutterstock (6208735f)Detroit Pistons' Stanley Johnson's Nike shoes are shown against the San Antonio Spurs in the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, MichSan Antonio Spurs v Detroit Pistons preseason NBA basketball game, Auburn Hills, USA - 10 Oct 2016

Financial

Nike’s Third-Quarter Revenue, Profits Soar With Global Sales

The athletic company posted revenue of $8.4 billion for the quarter and said net income rose by 20 percent.

clock March 21, 2017Kali Hays

Financial

Gander Mountain Files Chapter 11 Petition

The company said it is in talks to sell the business as a going concern.

clock March 10, 2017Vicki M. Young

Financial

Eastern Outfitters Files Chap. 11 Petition

Sports Direct International is in talks to become the stalking-horse bidder.

clock February 6, 2017Vicki M. Young

Kevin Plank, ceo, Under Armour, will relinquish his president's title.

Technology

CES: Why Under Armour’s CEO Is Competing With Apple

Kevin Plank aims to change consumer expectations for an athletic brand and stay ahead of present and potential competitors.

clock January 7, 2017Maghan McDowell

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England soccer fans react as they watch a live broadcast on a big screen of the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Hyde Park, LondonBritain WCup Soccer England, London, United Kingdom - 11 Jul 2018

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Britons Were More Preoccupied With the World Cup Than Shopping

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